Project #2761

Bringing computing skills to children in Africa

by Togo Internet Village


The TIV provides children in rural villages in Togo, Western Africa with computing skills and Internet access. It delivers facilites, equipment and training to help bridge the "Digital Divide".
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Less than 5% of the population of Togo have access to computers or the Internat (>75% in the USA ), with even worse stats for children in rural areas. This growing disparity (or digital divide) is severly disadvantaging a whole generation of children growing up in rural Africa. This project is intended to provide computing skills to 1000's of children in rural Togo and helps connect these children to the world.


The initial phase will equip, install and operate a "Cyber Cafe" in the rural village of Vo Pedakondji in Togo, Western Africa. Working with local schools the facility will teach basic computing schools to over 1000 children in the region.

Long-Term Impact

This project is intended to positively impact the lives of 1000's of children growing up in rural villages in Togo. It is designed to equip them with basic computing skills and connect them to the world via the Global Internet.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Togo Internet Village
Bridging the Digital Divide
BBC Togo Profile

Organization Information

Togo Internet Village

Location: Clarksville, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Togo Internet Village
Project Leader:
Ben Smith
Team leader
Clarksville, Maryland United States

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